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Hail to the chiefs: Five facts about ‘President’s Own’ U.S. Marine Band

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, the nation’s oldest continuously active professional music ensemble, makes a rare visit to…

Music in a time of war: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra during WWI

From the music it plays to the sentiments of its members, an orchestra makes a powerful statement about patriotism. During…

Russian bass Alexey Tikhomirov considers Muti an ‘artistic father’

Russian bass Alexey Tikhomirov has built an international operatic and concert career, regularly appearing at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow…

Yevtushenko on ‘Babi Yar,’ Shostakovich and the birth of a symphony

The poetry of Yevgeny Yevtushenko inspired one of the greatest works by Dmitri Shostakovich: his Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar)….

A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace: After the War

The Nineteenth Amendment—giving women the right to vote—passes the House of Representatives on May 21 and the Senate on June…

How the aftermath of World War I influenced the music of a generation

Like every facet of society, the classical-music world was profoundly marked by World War I. English composer George Butterworth, who…

A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace: Chicago’s War Decade

During the second decade of the twentieth century, Chicago was an extraordinary hub of cultural activity. Art, architecture, literature politics,…

CSO to observe centennial of 1918 Armistice with special programming

To mark the centennial of the 1918 Armistice, which ended World War I, then regarded as “the war to end…

A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace: Star-Spangled Stock

For a Boston Symphony Orchestra performance in Providence on October 30, 1917, several Rhode Island ladies’ clubs had contacted orchestra…

Complete schedule of concerts for a Season of Peace

Throughout the 2018-19 season, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and Symphony Center Presents will offer programming with timeless messages of…

‘The President’s Own’ band prepares Chicago touches for its concert here

When it performs later this month at Orchestra Hall, “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band will have a strong Chicago flavor…